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    Reading, Writing, and Phonology

    Carol Chomsky
    The author discusses the relation of conventional English orthography to the sound structure of the language, showing that this relation is much closer than is ordinarily assumed. She points out that many of the non-phonetic aspects of English spelling are motivated rather than arbitrary, in that they correspond to a level of representation within the phonological system of the language which is deeper than the phonetic level. Finally she considers the implications of this view of the orthography for reading and spelling.

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    Summer 1970 Issue


    The Adult Literacy Process as Cultural Action for Freedom
    Paulo Freire
    An Overview
    David Harman
    Illiteracy in America
    Position Papers: The Politics of Reading
    Neil Postman
    Illiteracy in the Ghetto
    Jane W. Torrey
    Properly Literate
    Wayne O'Neil
    Illiteracy in America
    A Symposium
    Jeanne Chall, David Harman, Ephraim Isaac, Dorothy Jones, Frank Laubach, Robert Laubach, Wayne O'Neil
    Illiteracy in America
    Further Comment: The Role of the Volunteer Teacher
    Frank C. Laubach, Robert S. Laubach
    Literacy through Democratization of Education
    Armando Martinez
    The Problem of Reading is Solved
    Caleb Gattegno
    Reading, Writing, and Phonology
    Carol Chomsky
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